Peter R Brinsden

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As part of a learning exercise to assess the efficiency of oocyte utilization after controlled ovarian stimulation, we compared historical data from the publications of Steptoe and Edwards describing their early experiences in Oldham and at Bourn Hall with retrospective data from IVF and ICSI cycles carried out at Bourn Hall Clinic during the year 2000. For(More)
Concerns have been raised regarding the potentially negative effects of conception using donated embryos on parenting and child development. Findings are presented of an exploratory study of families with a child conceived through embryo donation. Twenty-one embryo donation families were compared with 28 adoptive families and 30 in vitro fertilization(More)
Monozygotic twinning is a relatively rare event in in-vivo conception, being estimated to occur in 0.42% of all births. The underlying mechanism for monozygotic twin formation is the division of the embryo early in its development. Separation of cells may theoretically occur before or after inner cell mass formation. In this analysis we report 11 cases of(More)
The human ovary is a dynamic organ which continually changes in size and activity through life, as an integral part of the changes that the female is going through before during and after her reproductive life. Following the rapid increase in the use of transvaginal scan in recent years, the measurement of ovarian volume has become quick, accurate and(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the histopathological characteristics of endometrial biopsies taken on the day of oocyte recovery in in-vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles with a satisfactory response to ovulation induction. A group of 33 patients who went through ovulation induction for IVF, and in whom an endometrial polyp was suspected on(More)
Ectopic pregnancy may be the only life-threatening disease in which prevalence has increased as mortality has declined. The most prominent theory to explain this phenomenon involves increased sensitivity of serum beta-human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) immunoassay and improved quality of transvaginal ultrasound, combined with a heightened awareness and(More)
A 36 year old patient underwent in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryo transfer. Three embryos were transferred to her uterus and eight spare embryos were cryopreserved. The patient conceived a quadruplet pregnancy and delivered two boys and two identical twin girls by Caesarean section at 30 weeks gestation. The couple subsequently donated their(More)
By investigating egg donation families, donor insemination families, adoptive families, and families created by in vitro fertilization, the aim of the present study was to examine parents' emotional well-being, the quality of parenting, and childrens' socioemotional development in families with a child who is genetically unrelated to the mother or the(More)
In recent years, the survival of young males suffering from cancer has been improved. Development of new techniques such as IVF and intracytoplasmic sperm injection enables even low quality spermatozoa to be used successfully. It is possible therefore to preserve fertility potential of cancer patients before embarking on adjuvant chemotherapy and(More)
The improved survival in recent years of young males suffering from cancer, and an understanding of the gonadotoxic effects of chemotherapy treatment, have motivated patients and clinicians to preserve fertility potential before embarking on adjuvant therapy. Among 231 men (mean age 28.0; range 15-56 years) diagnosed with malignant disease and referred to(More)